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Tim Neville’s anti-abortion mobile clinic crashes into reproductive rights debate

Sen. Tim Neville, R-Littleton, distributed flyers on the Senate floor Thursday announcing that a mobile pregnancy counseling clinic, equipped with ultrasound technology, would be...

Morning sickness marijuana trend draws eyes at the Capitol

Research is thin linking any negative impacts to pregnant pot smoking. But lawmakers in Denver say pregnant women are being subtly marketed to by the cannabis industry.

Report: Fracking chemicals threaten reproductive health

*This story was updated Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. with a response from the Western Energy Alliance. FRISCO, Colo. — Public health experts today painted...

U.S. teen birthrate plummets, raising research questions

This year the birth rate for Colorado teenagers dropped significantly, mirroring a record drop for teen births across the country, which hit an all-time-low 3.9 percent, according to a report brought out by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. That's a 6 percent drop-off from just last year. The figures are being celebrated as a great thing. How did we do it? Some are speculating it's the bad economy. Some say it's the roughly $1.5 billion taxpayers have poured into abstinence-only programs. Others say we're finally mastering contraception. The facts line up in support of the last of those three theories.

Swalm, done offending poor on the House floor, takes to the...

State Rep. Spencer Swalm seems intent to inflame these days, tossing out provocative bon mots on the House floor, in committee hearings and on...

Searching and failing to find maternity coverage in Colorado

In advance of a bill in the state legislature that would require Colorado’s insurance companies to cover maternity, The Colorado Independent searched for non-employer-based maternity health insurance. How did it go? It was unbelievably frustrating.